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By Shane Lasley
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Greens Creek exceeds high expectations

COVID-19 response keeps workers healthy, silver output high North of 60 Mining News – July 10, 2020

 
Series: COVID-19 coverage | Story 49

Last updated 8/6/2020 at 4:32pm

Greens Creek silver gold zinc mine port Admiralty Island Juneau Alaska

Hecla Mining Company

Greens Creek Mine is accessed via this port facility on Admiralty Island. Hecla swiftly implemented a mandatory 14-day quarantine for anyone coming through this facility. With improved testing, this has now been reduced to seven days.

Hecla Mining Company July 10 said silver production at its Greens Creek silver mine exceeded expectations during the first half of 2020, due to the higher grade ore mined there.

The Southeast Alaska operation produced 5.53 million ounces of silver during the first six months of this year, a 20% increase over the 4.61 million oz produced during the first half of 2019.

During the three months en...



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